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In school mentor presentation

In school mentor presentation



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    • … One Child at a Time! Making a Difference …
    • In School Mentoring (ISM)
      • Overview
      • Meet one hour a week
      • During school hours and on school property
      • 82 schools
      • Currently 213 children mentored
      • Excellent corporate program
    • ISM Program History
        • Program piloted in 1996 in Peel and Hamilton
        • based on Dr. Susan Weinberger’s Research (President of the Mentoring Consulting Group)
        • Started program with Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board in 2001
        • Dr Weinberger’s Research outlined the tremendous benefits and outcomes for children
    • Program Overview
      • BBBSP works with both school boards
      • 215 children registered in 84 schools across Peel Region
      • School Social workers refer children Grades 2-5
      • School coordinates the children and parental consent
      • BBBSP coordinates and manages volunteer recruitment, screening, matching and monitoring
      • Volunteers spend 1 hour a week with a child during the school year on school property
      • Activity boxes help with relationship development
      • Caseworkers provide volunteer support
    • Program Statistics
      • Teacher surveys are conducted end of each year
      • 97 of children in this program demonstrated increase self-esteem
      • 84% showed improved social skills
      • 58% benefited academically
      • 68% developed better problem solving skills
      • 55% had improved their ability to handle impulsiveness and feelings of anger
      • 75% demonstrated a positive influence on their behaviour
      • 66% of students reported liking school better
    • Program Costs and Structure
      • Program costs approximately $204,400
      • Expenses include:
        • Salaries of two full caseworkers
        • Volunteer screening costs
        • Occupancy Costs - Office Space, Computer Equipment, Program Marketing
        • Program Supplies and Materials
    • Volunteering – Getting Started
      • Volunteers must be 18 years old to mentor
      • Complete following forms:
        • Program Application - different from Development application
        • Police Check
        • Confidentiality Agreement
        • Submit references by employer, family and character
      • In person interview takes place that lasts approximately 1.5 hours
        • Talk about personal history, matching process and next steps
    • Volunteering – Next Steps
        • Once paperwork completed, volunteers attend training that includes Child Safety and Match Training
        • Caseworkers begin to identify possible child matches making recommendations to volunteers
        • Volunteers able to comment and provide feedback during the match process
        • Process typically takes up to 2 months but dependant on Police Check
    • Volunteering – Match Meeting
      • When paperwork completed, match meeting coordinated
      • Includes Caseworker, Social Worker, School Liaison, Principal, Volunteer
      • Review process of coordinating regular match meetings
      • Exchange of contact and school information
      • Review of Child’s history and needs
      • Child introduced to Mentor and takes the Mentor on the “Get to Know You” Tour of the School
    • Volunteer – Corporate Program
        • Companies seek opportunities to fulfill CSR responsibilities
        • Excellent benefit to both employers and employees
        • Lunch and Learn Program
        • Piloting ISM programs with 2-4 employees
        • Employers provide staff member with a 1.5 hours to mentor a child during the school year on school property (1 hour mentoring; ½ hour travel)
    • Program Needs
      • Volunteers
      • In-Kind Donations – Materials for Activity Boxes
      • Sponsorship
        • School Sponsorship
        • Activity Bins
    • How Can You Help
      • Do you know some who is interested in…
      • Being an In School Mentor
      • Sponsoring a school
      • Making an In-Kind Donation to our activity box of board games, craft supplies, markers, crayons,